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Frank Di Perna

Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii
Ektacolor print
17 3/8 x 19 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

Haleakala Crater seen at close range looks more like a typical shot of a boulder-strewn Hawaiian beach or a sand trap from a rugged links course. Di Perna‚Äôs Hawaiian images avoid predictable “touristy” viewpoints and, instead, express his own vivid imagination. The hint of apple green sprinkled on a rich palette of blacks, browns, and terra cotta suggests rebirth.